Gardening Tasks


  • Clip box, privet and lonicera.
  • Prune weigela, philadelphus deutzia and
    clematis montana when finished flowering.
  • Take softwood cuttings. RHS guide pdf.
  • Cut back hellebores, early daffodils and apply fertiliser,
    which is available now at the Trading Centre.
  • Lift and divide primroses. alyssum and aubretia.
  • Lift over crowded spring bulbs, store and replant in autumn.


  • Thin out carrots, parsnips, beetroot etc.
  • Plant out broccoli, calabrese, brussels sprouts,
    summer cabbage, beans, leeks, celery and tomatoes.
  • Harvest lettuce, radish and other salads.
  • Harvest early potatoes once flowers open.
  • Prevent slug damage.
  • Check for caterpillars on brassicas.
  • Net soft fruit to prevent bird attack.


  • Support tall floppy plants.
  • Tie in climbing and rambling roses, honeysuckle and sweet peas.
  • Deadhead regularly.
  • Keep on top of the weeds.
  • Sow biennuials: bellis, cheiranthus, campanula, dianthus,
    digitalis, myosotis, primula and viola.


  • In the greenhouse:
  • Shade to keep cool and prevent scorch.
  • Pinch out tomato side shoots.
  • Spray tomato flowers with water to help fruit set.
  • Water first thing or in the evening.
  • Keep an eye out for pests and disease.
  • Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside.
  • Each week apply liquid feed.
  • Finish planting out summer bedding, canna,
    sweet peas, dahlias and chrysanthemums.


  • Mow the lawn regularly.
  • Mix grass cuttings into the compost heap.
  • Apply fertiliser if not given in May.

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Talk 28th March
On The Wild Side

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HIHS Spring Show
Saturday 24th March

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On Line Magazine
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February Meeting Report
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2018 HIHS Holiday
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Members Newsletter
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2018 Outings Programme
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Tickets still available.

Trading Centre
Manager's Latest Update
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Summer flowering bulbs in.
Seed Potatoes, Shallots and
Onion sets arrived.
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Bowls Club Invitation
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Best Garden
2018 Competition.

Best Allotment
2018 Competition.